The event took place at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California on Monday, February 21, 2020, and saw stars including Beyonce Knowles, Christina Aguilera, and Alicia Keys take the stage to perform, and Kobe's wife Vanessa Bryant deliver an emotional eulogy, after the sportsman and his teenage daughter Gianna were among the nine victims of a helicopter crash last month.
Taking to Twitter after the service, the "L.A. Finest" star, who attended the ceremony with her husband, Dwyane Wade, shared her thoughts on the afternoon event.
"Few thoughts leaving downtown LA, Staples Center... The beauty of LA was on full display today. Literally every kind of person that lives & loves in LA was present, repping in their own way, mourning in their own unique way. All were welcome & accepted," Union began.
"Watching everyone hug and truly acknowledge one another...Very emotional and very healing to witness. Old beefs squashed. New friendships sprouting."
She continued, "Reminder. Support systems need support systems. Check on folks. Offer assistance in big and small ways, mundane things can be lifesavers. To Gigi's teammates we got the chance to meet and their parents, thank you for being fierce warriors on and off the court. Continue to work hard and lean on each other. We celebrate you."
Union concluded, "Vanessa & the girls. We love you. We gotchu."
Snoop Dogg, LL Cool J, Spike Lee, Jennifer Lopez, basketball greats Magic Johnson, Dwyane Wade, and Shaquille O'Neal, and current stars Stephen Curry, Dwight Howard, and James Harden were among the mourners who attended the service.
The proceeds from ticket sales for the Celebration of Life will benefit the Mamba & Mambacita Sports Foundation, which Vanessa relaunched earlier this month.